Following the August Beirut port explosion, the Lebanese Armed Forces must rebuild trust with the civilian population. The LAF can serve as a critical pillar in Lebanese government efforts to strengthen national security and identity in the midst of the crisis, in light of security sector assistance from the United States and other Western partners.
Iraq’s military responses to the coronavirus pandemic are diverse: creating more tension in Shia civil-military relations, buildingtrust in Sunni civil-military relations, and pushing the government to emphasize sovereignty over externally fueled partisanship.
The Egyptian military may intervene in neighboring Libya, but it likely wants to avoid a major confrontation.
In recent years Syria’s military has been characterized by an unprecedented degree of sectarianism.
Security assistance from the West stands to play a critical role in Tunisia’s postauthoritarian transition to democracy.
Egypt’s military has allowed civilians to lead the coronavirus response, but some things are troubling.
The proposal to list military businesses on the Egyptian Stock Exchange may founder due to issues of transparency, profitability, unfair competition, and legal ambiguity.
In an interview, Rebecca Murray describes her recent trip to Libya and reports on the suffering there.
The integration of women in Arab armies has been inconsistent, slow, and socially and politically problematic. Nevertheless, this situation is gradually changing.
The Iraqi-Syrian border near Qaim and Bukamal has become a magnet for conflict, as Iraqi and Syrian state actors compete with Iranian-backed nonstate militias for influence and power.